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in books at a library in washington state. >> three friends out to eat at the cameo club casino in stockton were shocked when they got their bill. and saw the word "fat girls". written on the recipt. immediately the women brought the check up to a manager. the manager tried to remedy the situation by offering them 50 percent off. but they say that isn't enough. >> i still cannot believe it, it was just over and over again. that is something that we cannot change. >> the man responsible for the words winding up on the check. was already off work by the time the womennow he is suspended while the casino reviews the incident. >> conventional wisdom says that bed bugs are found in beds. not books. as is the case in washington state. librarians at the university of washington were shocked to find that several of their library books were infested with the bugs. experts say that there has been a rise in bed bug cases across the country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times
washington but it will move south as we go towards sunday. taking a look at futurecast. the spotty showers continuing into 5:00 a.m., spotty showers here, there, keeping your umbrella handy if your and why 1:00, 2:00, it could dry up a little bit but as i look at other computer models they show rainfall. i think that we could continue to see spotty showers for the rainfall but the overnight main event. the tail end and the heavy rainfall through the north bay by 6:00 p.m. and even 10:00 p.m. steady rainfall for four consecutive hours in the north bay. and still, going to the north we will continue to see those showers by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. with a flood watch in effect for the north san mateo coast, still impacted. 3-7 in. and the higher elevations was to the mountains, favoring the north bay. that is where we could see it fixed occurring from the most and gusting like today. 50-60 m.p.h.. a look at your extended forecast with light rain here, there, keeping your umbrella handy. heavy rainfall in sunday morning and a lingering for the afternoon with a brake on monday but it is returning t
. nature in washington state. as a freight train goes up against a mudslide. your forecast...with rainfall.. ... >>pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. a gunman opens fire on a south bay freeway. this was the scene from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. police briefly shut the road down, as they searched for evidence this afternoon. the car of a military recruiter was hit four times -- he was *not injured. no word on any arrests. >> the debate over gun control - reaching a tipping point, following a deadly elementary school shooting. today - president barrack obama promised "meaningful action". we now know vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. in newtown connecticut - >> more victims of the school massacre laid to rest. this is video from a vigil, held in a neighboring town today. 27 people were killed in the elementary school shooting -- including the gunman last week. 20 of the those murdered were children. police tonight still searching for a possible motive in the tragedy. >> new tonight, the ci
of the building, and were lying on the floor. >>pam: same-sex couples line up in washington state. to apply for marriage licenses. that's because, as of 12:01 this morning, same-sex marriage became legal in the state. more than 200 couples were lined up at the county courthouse in seattle. a couple that had been together for 35-years, were first in line. >> "to be number one is really humbling, you know, because i think of all the people who have worked very hard and looked forward to this day. and to be here, i hope they realize, we're just a symbol and all of them are right behind us." >>pam: it will be three more days until they are technically married in the eyes of the state. that's because washington waiting period, before marriage licenses are valid. supporters of same-sex marriage say. today is an important day for their cause. >>pam: local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the bay area got drenched with rain. this is what the uvas reservoir in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains looked like just last week. at 13-percent capacity. kron 4's aleci
handled the coverage. >>pam: washington's governor has signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. the law will take effect tomorrow.. when gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >>jacqueline: the rain has pressed for but we're still feeling the affects of this morning's storm. delays nearly three hours because of low visibility. that will continue to be a problem at s f o. oakland, san jose it should stay that way for tomorrow. visibility right now, with just under 2 mi. in santa rosa, 2 mi. at half moon bay. reduced visibility in redwood city, mountain view and is only going to get worse, overnight. areas of dense fog expected overnight so give yourself some extra time. friday, saturday we will also be seeing morning fog will not be as bad. the afternoon suns
the annual "christmas in washington" concert tonight. the concert, held at the national building museum, benefits children's national medical center. the 31st installment is hosted for a second year by comedian conan o'brien. among the performers appearing are diana ross and mccreery. if you were hoping to see it, don't worry -- it's not aired on t-v until december 21st. >> the national hanukkah menorah was lit today during a special ceremony in the nation's capital. today marked the first day - and second night - of hanukkah. thousands of people attended the lighting ceremony, which took place on the ellipse. the first lighting of the national hanukkah menorah, 1979. earlier in the newscast we told you about the looming fiscal cliff -- at the apparent dead-lock in washinton. now -- some government agencies are making contingency plans, just in case. emily schmidt shows us the possible impact on agencies that regulate food safety. >> "oh, i like this one" >> preparing for the holidays at paul and tressa bennett's house is a reminder of something else just around the corner , a fiscal cl
from the minister will transcend is calling for the transit system to go from stockton, washington and even chinatown. no the officials want to see this extended to north beach. it would append at columbus were the abandoned pagoda theater is. it is expected to cost $1.6 billion before the north beach extension. it would of course go off. that extension into north beach will be discussed at tomorrow's municipal transit meeting. >>jacqueline: we have seen quite a bit of rainfall over the weekend. nearly 7 in.- and the san rafael even more expected with for more- in richmond. some are returning to the north but that is already pressed through. the satellite and reversing that it is missing us but it is just too dry. we did see some passes returning. but none of that hit the ground. we are expecting more rain fall tomorrow, wednesday, that system offshore. as we look towards tomorrow, the chance for north bay showers but mainly after 7:00 a.m. is when it would pick up. more rain fall on wednesday, timing it out on futurecast. >> japanese officials are inspecting traffic tunnels. >> th
the house when it happened. a man who had been working on a cell phone tower in spokane washington was left dangling sunday.after he slipped out of his harness. he was trapped for about 30 minutes - although a co- worker was able to hang onto him until firefighters arrived. they raised a ladder - and got him down safely. >> it is christmas eve and we have enjoyed a nice day with the sunshine, blue skies and clear conditions for this evening. great weather for traveling in. dry conditions and higher charge of a local airports, no delays. as to go towards tomorrow, that a creative rick story. the increase with clouds that could be a different--story. we are going to see the increasing clouds with a 50-50 day. cloudy, and to dry but there rainfall will be coming in for the afternoon and evening. it could be heavy, gusting at a 30-40 m.p.h.. and also, some cold and blustery wind. futurecast, by 10:00 a.m., the rainfall. if there is a summer initially showers but if they will become more steady. and by the noon hour, and there is a -- some initial showers possible. through napa, pressing south s
. washington. the nra. took down its facebook page friday. after posting a thank you for its 1.7 million "likes" a texas congressman offered an opposing view. saying things might have been different if the school principal had a weapon. >> so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out, and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >>reporter: as the victims are remembered. the debate on gun control is not forgoten. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the s
the prospect of a "fiscal cliff" deal in washington. on wall street. the dow surged 116-points. nasdaq rose 44-points. and the s-and-p 500 jumped up 16-points. >> toyota has agreed to pay a record 17-point-four- million-dollar fine to the national highway traffic safety administration. it's the largest fine allowed under law for a single investigation toyota's troubles stem from a 20-12 recall involving one its lexus models. the n-t-s-b says the automaker did not report a safety defect related to its floor mats in the lexus r-x 350 crossover in a timely manner. the faulty floor mats could have trapped the vehicle's accelerator pedal, causing unwanted acceleration. toyota has been dogged by significant recall problems over the last three years it's already recalled more than 10-million vehicles worldwide for various problems so far this year. >> another check your weather, after the break. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6
reached in washington. to avoid the "fiscal cliff". that was before a vote on tax increases stalled in the house. on wall street. the dow strong afternoon session. the nasdaq rose six points. and the s-and-p-500 gained eight. the new york stock exchange may soon have new ownership. >> your forecast, coming up [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months, with a total home dvr included free for life. plus, add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] with u-verse tv, you can record four shows at once with the total home dvr that lets you play back, pause, or rewind your shows from any room. get over 170 hd channels. that's more than cable. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months, with a total home dvr included free for life. plus, add hbo and cinemax, and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] and now, exclusively from at&t, o
in maryland earlier tonight. mr. obama plans to return to washington after christmas to continue working on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> a blizzard is pounding the upper midwest, causing havoc on the roads and leaving thousands of residents without electricity. the national weather service has blizzard and winter storm warnings in effect through at least tomorrow night. here's a look at the near whiteout conditions in williamsburg, iowa. the high winds are expected to continue overnight. the blizzard conditions stretch from nebraska up through southern wisconsin. >> coming up, turned the holiday season to not let that the chp catch you writing. hriding -- dirty.. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. (music) >> pam: now for today's market update. as anticipated. stocks took a nose dive after house republicans called off a vote on raising
will take effect in days. jessica yellin has the latest. >> reporter: in washington, there is still hope a deal can be cut in time to avert the fiscal cliff. on saturday the president was at work here at the white house, but all eyes were up on the senate where negotiators were trading deal points and revenue figures, to try to reach an agreement all sides can stomach. the base line for the president - any bipartisan bill would have to extend unemployment insurance benefits that would affect some two million americans. and it would have to increase taxes on the highest income earners. but negotiators could still work out exactly where those tax increases would hit and whether they would halt an increase in the estate tax. now in case that deal breaks down, the president has asked democratic leader harry reid to prepare a separate bill to put on the senate floor. that bill would increase taxes for households that earn 250- thousand dollars or more. now that's a democratic proposal, and you can expect republicans would block it. so rather than thinking of that as a stop-gap measure, think
corridan is monitoring the situation from washington, d-c. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. the senate will reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation and brings us the latest. --reporter pkg-as follows -- " as we gather with so much work undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom." the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hiatus. with less than 48- hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set of spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> "we're apart on some pretty big issues." "i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his
governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. >> a new jobs report shows. a big drop in the nations unemployment. last month, 146- thousand jobs were added in the u-s. right now, the unemployment rate is 7-point-7 percent. that number does not include people who have stopped looking for work. still - it is the lowest percentage in 4-years. kron 4's justine waldman has a closer look at employment growth here in the bay area. and shows us where the jobs are here >> according to the california employment development department. there are jobs in the bay area. you just need to know where to look. ruth kavanagh's job is to watch the job numbers. she tells me. the latest figures show the labor market is improving. >> some growth is recovery from the downturn that we had, some is net job growth higher numbers than we have seen in the past. >> to see where the jobs are. breaking it down by area.and start in the east bay. where jobs were added in private schools and health care. in the south bay, hiring happening in retail, business services and leisure and hospita
, cnn, washington >> the shooting hit close to home for a victim of the colorado movie theater massacre. stephen barton lives about ten minutes from newtown and the recent school tragedy has brought back painful memories. >> "i just struggle to sometimes, you know, just feel safe publicly at the movies and now i guess at school. i don't know, it's- it's a slow process of healing that you have to go through and it's continuous at least for me personally it's going to last for a long time." >> barton stopped in aurora last july while on a cross- country bicycling tour. he was shot in the face and neck when accused shooter james holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises." 12 people died in that shooting. barton is part of a campaign that's urging lawmakers to stop gun violence. the aurora, oregon mall and connecticut school shootings have people all around the country talking about gun control. there are still those out there who support their second amendment right. for more on how some gun enthusiasts are dealing with the recent shootings we the rush starte
falls off the fiscal cliff. the last ditch efforts in washington to avoid economic turmoil. >> the northeast continues to be battered with harsh winter weather. the mounting frustrations for travellers trying to get back home. >> and an update on the health of former president george h-w bush. why his chief of staff is telling people to quote. put the harps back in the closet. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds
. and will return to washington tomorrow. house and senate members are expected to reconvene tomorrow as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> in national news. dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent has been formally indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. for the crash that killed a teammate. brent was arrested earlier this month after police say he flipped his car while speeding though a neighborhood in suburban dallas. brent survived the crash. but his friend and teammate. practice squad member jerry brown. died at a hospital. intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. no court dates have been set. >> right now parts of the country are dealing with the aftermath of a severe storm system that is being blamed for at least six deaths. and tonight. we have dramatic new video of a major tornado that ripped through mobile alabama last night. >> it is right there. we have to hurry up. >> officials say the tornado tou
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